Finish It Up Friday ~ Daughter #2’s QOV

This week, I was finally able to present Daughter #2 with her Quilt of Valor. This was the hardest QOVs I have ever made. None of my ideas seemed good enough. I felt emotional at times working on it while she was deployed. This month marks the end of her six year enlistment. I could not be more proud of her service to our country.

And now, here are the quilt pictures.

I think this is one of my favorite patterns ever and it gave me a chance to use many special fabrics. This piece was a gift from a bloggy friend.

Most of the “Stars” have red points. But there are six using the blue star print. These represent her six years of service. I also included a few pieces of fabric from some of her ABUs.

I couldn’t believe I found this fabric that has the oath of enlistment on it!

I have included patriotic fabrics, but I didn’t want this to be an in your face patriotic quilt.

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m not thrilled with the quilting on this quilt. Can’t go back and change it now, but I wish I could.

Here is the back.

Pierre gave his approval, which is important as he was her first dog.

Some of these pictures were taken before washing and some after. They are all out of order. Oh, well.

Here are a few pictures from the presentation.

Have a wonderful day!

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I’ve made a bit of progress on the Sea Sick quilt in the mornings before the littles get up. I will be heading back to Wisconsin next week and wanted to take this to work on the hand binding there.

I’m almost halfway done with the quilting. Looks like 5 more rows to go.

Have a great day!

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation

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A Start….

I picked a panto and quilted one row.

This is what it looks like under the frame.

Have a great day!

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A Little Crazy….

So even though my house is over run with cute little people, I decided it would be a good idea to load a huge quilt on the frame. Remember the Sea Sick top? 

Yeah, it still makes me feel a bit queasy.  Anyway, I had to get some labels embroidered for the QOVs I had to present which required babysitting the embroidery machine. Luckily I had some help.

This boy is obsessed with all mechanical things! When he had enough of that, he started some artwork of his own.

I pulled out a couple panto options.

With this crazy top, nothing will really show much anyway.

Back to my babies! Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Quilting Design Ideas

Since I have finally gifted Daughter #2’s QOV, I will be sharing finish pictures soon. I thought first, I would show you some of the ideas I cycled through for the border quilting.

I’ve mentioned before that I use an app called Adobe Ideas on my iPad to try out quilt designs. Sadly, it is no longer available. I’m sure there are others out there that work as well. In the end, I went with the ribbon candy design (6th design from the top). I’m not thrilled with it, but it hardly shows anyway and I do like the texture it gives. 

Have a great day!

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Two are better than one ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9

And they lived happily ever after.

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The Littles

We are having a great time with our littles this week!

Have a great day!

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